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  • A stay at Aikwood was a birthday treat, and has to be one of the best i have ever had. Wonderful place. We will be back!

    The Bothwell Family, Aberdeen, February 2015
  • We spent a fabulous week here at Aikwood. The Tower is stunning & does not disappoint. The attention to detail really makes it! Very sorry to leave.

    Nigel & Jackie, November 2016
  • We loved the experience of staying in a medieval Tower and appreciated the eclectic mix of furniture, books and decoration - worth crossing the world for!

    The Keeping Family, August 2015, Australia
  • Aikwood Tower is one of Scotland's finest examples of understated luxury...and has all the trappings of the 21st century whilst maintaining a unique medieval allure.

    aluxurytravelblog.com
  • A fabulous Christmas in the most special of buildings. We have enjoyed making some very precious family memories.

    The Woods Family, Christmas 2014
  • Have had a wonderful couple of days celebrating our silver wedding anniversary with friends in this wonderful building. The Tower is perfect for an event like this. Caterers were fantastic and the food excellent.

    Peter & Alison Hogan, Musselburgh
  • The perfect place for a very different family holiday. From ages 13 to 75 we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    The Estabrooks Family, July 2015, North Carolina
  • No amount of words, pictures or photos can do this place justice!

    The Dunscombe Family & Friends, August 2015, Oxfordshire
  • Aikwood is a triumph of imagination, creation and recreation.

    Baroness Linklater, Scotland
  • It's safe to say Aikwood Tower is no ordinary holiday rental...all rooms are individual and charming...incredibly comfortable Swedish DUX beds...

    Red Magazine

Understated luxury in the Scottish Borders

Without a doubt, we offer some of the best luxury accommodation in the Scottish Borders - there's no better place to revive your batteries!

Built in the 1540s, our striking Grade A-listed tower house is full of authentic medieval castle charm - from the spiral staircase that winds its way through the heart of the building to the enormous crackling fire in the Great Hall. It has now been lovingly restored and renovated into five-star boutique accommodation without compromising on the integrity of the original building. With five en-suite bedrooms and four reception rooms there's ample room for relaxing and socialising!

Located 40 miles south of Edinburgh in the heart of the Ettrick Forest - the ancient hunting ground of Scottish royalty up to the days of Mary Queen of Scots - the stunning local landscape around Aikwood Tower offers some of the finest walks, cycling, shooting and fishing in Scotland, among many other leisure activities.

Whether you are looking for peace, calm and to be left alone to enjoy your stay on a self-catered basis or wish to be spoilt by local caterers with fine food and drink, the discreet, efficient and friendly staff of Aikwood Tower will ensure your stay is a happy and memorable one.